By Ms. Saida Ahmed and Ms. Bhavini Bhatt of OTS Solicitors
By Oshin Shahiean, of OTS Solicitors
After a very hectic couple of days at the London Business Show 2018 we are now back at the offices of OTS Solicitors looking back on a very busy few days. We never realised that talking business could be such fun but with OTS Solicitors attending, exhibiting and speaking at the UK’s biggest business show with its 25,000 visitors we all thoroughly enjoyed the event. We will be booking our tickets and stand for the London Business Show 2019.
Many of the best Immigration Lawyers have long criticised the UK immigration system. It’s incredibly complex, the interface between applicants and case workers is often hard to navigate, and applications are often expensive and time consuming, not to mention the length of time it can take for decisions to be forthcoming.
Citizenship is one of those funny concepts, difficult for anyone who is not a top London immigration solicitor to define, but we all know that citizenship is important. It helps define us and who we are. In the UK, citizenship is gained through:
• Birth; or
• Parentage; or
OTS Solicitors are delighted and very proud to announce that Hans Sok Appadu has qualified as a solicitor after 4 years of working at OTS Solicitors in London, initially as a paralegal and latterly as a trainee solicitor.
Nowadays not one day seems to go by without the press reporting on a business man receiving adverse publicity resulting from allegations of harassment of Employees or a company falling foul of campaigns to avoid gender stereotyping of people in the work environment. The new culture and high profile campaigns make some business owners feel as if they are walking a tightrope between:
The title of this article may sound a bit of a political hot topic but the question ‘’do I have to pay for National Health Service treatment?’’ is a question that top London immigration solicitors are frequently asked.
You would think that the rules on sponsoring adult dependants to join family members living in the UK would be simple and straight forward but that is just not the case. The uncertainty of whether or not a loved one can join you in the UK can result in a lot of stress and anxiety. At OTS Solicitors our specialist Immigration Solicitors regularly advise individuals on their options to achieve their dependant’s arrival in the UK.
Immigration Solicitors have been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. Why?
The UK music industry is one of the most vibrant in the world, making it a key fixture on the touring schedule of any international musician or group.
In a recent report The All Party Parliamentary Group for international students has called for:
• The removal of students from UK immigration targets;
• A target to grow international student numbers;
• The implementation of a post-study work visa to allow international students up to two years of work experience in the UK;
Caroline Nokes recently told members of parliament that employers will have to check their EU employee’s eligibility to work in the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
To what extent should a parent’s behaviour have an impact on whether or not a child is deported from the UK or faces a future in the UK without a parent? This was one of the questions considered by judges in the Supreme Court hearing the immigration law case of KO (Nigeria) and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department.
For most would be parents the laws on adoption are a minefield of confusing rules and regulations. Adoptive parents can feel overwhelmed by the emotional drain of the adoption process. The proceedings can feel even more challenging when parents are also having to get to grips with issues surrounding foreign or intercountry adoption and the immigration and nationality status of their adopted child.
When people decide to set up their own company they often do not appreciate the vast array of roles they will end up undertaking in the early days of their business enterprise; from ordering the stationary , sorting out routine repairs and trying to cover the company’s marketing , technology and human resource requirements.
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While none of the best Employment Lawyers in London would ever suggest or sanction the provision of false references by a prospective job applicant, one has to have a certain amount of admiration (whether misplaced or otherwise) for the would-be Captain of a commercial freight airline who gave false references, effectively asking his prospective employer to contact Jabba the Hutt to verify his experience.
Since 2004, same sex couples have been able to obtain recognition and legal protections in respect of their relationship through civil partnership, and there can’t be many good family solicitors and London top Divorce lawyers who have not advised on a civil partnership. But is it a real alternative to marriage?
The Court of Appeal has recently delivered something of a landmark judgment, of interest to all Immigration Lawyers concerning the detention of Asylum seekers under the Dublin III regulations, and could lead to the payment of damages to many more who have experienced false imprisonment by the UK immigration
The legal process involved in splitting up can take some people by surprise, and it often takes advice from Divorce solicitors in London to bring home what’s involved.
TUPE – the Transfer of Undertaking (Protection of Employment) Regulations – the nemesis of many UK Employment Lawyers and HR practitioners – makes it clear that in the case where the regulations apply, and an employee is transferred to a new employer, there should be no changes to the contract in connection with the transfer.